Josi turned 11 years old on July 18th. She loves Tim Burton movies and even dressed up as the Corpse Bride a couple of Halloweens ago. So naturally I thought of her when I saw the Tim Burton line from Simply Betty Stamps. I've been holding on to this stamp for a very long time just waiting for Miss Josi's birthday. I don't believe the stamp is available in rubber form anymore but the digi stamp, along with a whole bunch of other cool Burton stamps, are available at the above link. I used Copic markers to color in. As you can probably tell, I need to get more blue pens. I don't do so hot coloring white people skin and I can't say I'm too impressed with my ability to do corpse skin either. Practice, practice, practice...
The purple paper with the dark purple swirlies is from My Mind's Eye/"29th Street Market"/Carefree Adorable. It is a double sided 12x12. I used my Creative Memories oval cutter to cut the other side of the paper which is the light lavender paper under the stamp. I then centered the lavender paper and stamp over an iridescent eggplant colored card stock from Recollections.
I found the "oh happy day" stamp at Michael's (in the dollar bin, always!). I thought it was funny and was perfect for this card because it doesn't really fit. I distressed it with 4 different Distress inks. They are Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord. I put it in the corner of the card and slapped some cutesie bling on the side.
I have a rubber stamp pack that I bought at Michael's by Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps by Rhonna Farrer called "Flowers". I used black ink and stamped them on all four corners of the card, overlapping all the layers of paper. I then went over the stamps in Stickles "Cotton Candy".
Yay, she got it in the mail and she liked it!
Happy Birthday, Josi! And I meant what I said in your card. I totally want to do a Tim Burton marathon with you. Popcorn, candy, Mountain Dew and all!
Nice effin' model (honk honk),
P.S. The soundtrack to making this card.